Frederick Community College Commencement

Graduates
 

2020 MAY COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY TO BE RESCHEDULED


We will be rescheduling the May 21, 2020 Commencement ceremony for a later date when we are confident of the safety and well-being of our graduates and their guests. The new date of Commencement will be determined and you will be notified of the new date no later than April 15, 2020. You will also be notified regarding the rescheduling or cancellation of other end of year ceremonies.

The rescheduling of the Commencement ceremony will not affect students graduating, receiving degrees and certificates, and transferring to other institutions.

Students need to submit a graduation application to be reviewed and to determine eligibility of their graduation status. Students may submit a graduation application online using their myFCC Student Portal ~ PeopleSoft Account, or by completing and submitting a paper graduation application. The link to the paper application is found on this page under “Related Information.” The deadline to submit a graduation application for 2020 May graduation has been extended to May 15, 2020. Please contact the Associate Registrar at 301-846-2655 for assistance or questions regarding your graduation status.


COMMENCEMENT vs GRADUATION
Commencement refers to the ceremony, officiated by the president of the College, where you share the excitement and importance of your academic accomplishments with peers, family, and friends. Graduation is a three-step process consisting of submitting a Graduation Application Form, completing all academic requirements for your degree or certificate, and settling all financial obligations (tuition balances, parking tickets, library fines, etc.) prior to receiving your diploma. If you are a Federal Stafford Student Loan recipient and you are graduating, you must complete the required exit loan counseling at https://www.studentloans.gov. Follow the instructions for exit loan counseling. If you have questions regarding your loan history, contact Financial Aid at 301.846.2480.

There are three official conferral (degree posting) dates for which you may apply to graduate:  August, December and May. A commencement ceremony is held once per year in May. August and December graduates are invited to participate in the following May commencement ceremony.

Your actual diploma will be mailed to you to the address in your PeopleSoft Student Center about six to eight weeks after your conferral date. Your degree becomes official when it is posted to your transcript, not by your participation in commencement exercises.

 

CAP & GOWN
You must have a cap and gown to participate in the ceremony.

There is no charge for caps, gowns, and guest tickets.

Regalia must be obtained through the Oak Hill online ordering system between January 2 and May 15, 2020.

All orders will be shipped to the FCC Bookstore.

Students may pick up their caps, gowns, and tickets at the Bookstore. The pickup time will be communicated to students once Commencement has been rescheduled.

Once the regalia ordering website has closed, students who need a cap and gown for Commencement should visit the Bookstore and register their intent to participate in Commencement. Please note caps, gowns and tickets will not be available until Monday, May 4- gown selection and sizes are limited to stock on hand.

**Photo ID required to pick up caps, gowns, and tickets.
 
 

Related Information


Reverse Transfer

Graduation Application

Letter of Recognition Application

Campus Map

 

Contact Information


Ceremony Coordinator
Phone: 301.624.2726
Associate Registrar
Phone: 301.846.2655
 

2020 MAY COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY TO BE RESCHEDULED
 

2019/2020 Graduation Dates & Deadlines


MAY 2020 GRADUATION

Confer Date:

5/21/2020

Last day to apply:
04/01/2020
EXTENDED to 5/15/2020

Posting date
(showing on transcript):

No later than 6/21/2020

Diplomas mailed:
July 2020
 

AUGUST 2019 GRADUATION

Confer Date:

8/30/2019

Last day to apply:
08/15/2019

Posting date (showing on transcript):
No later than 9/30/19

Diplomas mailed directly to students:
October 2019
 


DECEMBER 2019 GRADUATION

Confer Date:

12/30/2019

Last day to apply:
12/15/2019

Posting date (showing on transcript):
No later than 1/30/20

Diplomas mailed:
February 2020